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that they believe was attempting to deliver weapons including antiaircraft missiles hezbollah ball la in lebanon. militant organization and political party that has vowed israel's destruction and has strong ties to syria and iran. this comes less than a week after an aid to iran's supreme leader claimed that an attack on syria is an attack on iran itself. with that as our beginning "the fox report" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. the israelis had promised to act if syria moved weapons or used weapons and it looks like they have acted. >> yeah, the israeli government is becoming increasingly worried about the flow of weapons. or the potential flow from the chaos of syria over to israel's northern border. so much so that they recently moved some of their batteries of the iron dome intercepter missile system to the north of the country now it appears that they decided that defense is not enough. they have gone on the attack. hitting this done i have which we believe to have been between u.s. officials somewhere between 3 and 6 trucks about to cross the border from syria into lebanon. apparentl
weapons to hezbollah. the concern was if hezbollah were able to get those weapons they would shoot down israeli airplanes. >>> time now 6:17, well a senate is allowing the treasury department to keep borrowing money for four more months. it extends and requires them to approve bun gets or they he will loose their paychecks. >>> they are facing some pretty tough questions and senator chuck hagel's confirmation hearing may get heated and this could have some local implications, kyla campbell? >> reporter: lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have criticized the former senator and senator chuck hagel will be grilled on the rights of gay military members and the united states military arms fleet for starters. critics say senator chuck hagel importance of the ties to israel and he will not do enough to protect allies and they say he is too soft on the nuclear program. -- nuclear program and it's bad business for the u.s. to have senator chuck hagel. >> they have denied the attempt to get a nuclear weapon and it is one of the most dangerous regimes in the middle east. >> reporter: if nothin
destroyed what they believe to be anti-aircraft weapons en route to hezbollah. militants in lebanon. it's believed the shipment contained sophisticated russian-made aircraft missiles which could be game-changing if they were to make it into the hands of hezbollah fighters. they deny the reports saying two people were killed and five wounded. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. >>> 4:33 now. a developing story now. police in alabama are working to free a 5-year-old boy from an alleged kidnapper. he's been held in an underground bunker for 30 hours and holding. a gunman came on board a school bus and shot the driver. we learned overnight about the alleged kidnapper. police sources say he's a 65-year-old man who is described as a loner and survivalist who distrusts the government. >>> today will be a busy day on capitol hill. the senate will decide whether to put off the debate over the debt ceiling until spring. it will vote on a bill to allow government to keep borrowing money without congress' permission until the middle of may. the house already passed the legislation. p
. they were transporting surface to air missile to the ally, hezbollah. we are hearing from iran and it issues a vague threat to retaliate over this attack. here to walk us through, i want you to talk to me about iran, lebanon, the relationship between the countries and who has the most to gain and lose. >> happy to talk. first, listen to what the un secretary has to say. they say at this time he doesn't have details of the reported incident and not in a position to verify what happened. that's part of the problem. we don't know what happened here. we know there was an israeli strike. the syrians are saying it was corrected at the research facility that everybody knows is just along damascus here. everybody knows that it was also storage depot for weapons. beyond that, if they were bound for hezbollah, they came from iran. the iranian arms, were they owned by hezbollah and scored in syria? we don't know. that's one factor that has got to be considered here. in any event the israelis don't want them in possession of the more advanced surface to air missiles that can threaten air action by the i
, and by the way i have said on the record many times that hezbollah and hamas are terrorist groups, and i have said many times on the record that iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. i am committed to that. , for my last minute, with regard to afghanistan, we have heard your views, and you did not give a specific statement about how many, but will you in your capacity advises the president bush be drawing down trips sooner rather than later? >> i think he has made that pretty clear, that he wants to do that, and if i am confirmed, i will need to better understand all the dimensions of this. i do not know all those dimensions. i think there is little question -- and i support completely -- where the president wants to go completely in afghanistan, and his commitment to on wind that war. as we have said, there should be, there will be. he noted he will enforce a new policy, a new relationship based on limited objectives for our troops there, and i support that. >> my last question, that i will submit, obviously, the personnel of military is our most important asset, and when we hear reports the
hamas and hezbollah. senator hagel has been an outspoken supporter of nuclear disarmament and global 0 movement. we are very sensitive to that. the president has said many times that he wants a nuclear- free world, and i know that senator hagel is right there with him, but and a time when north korea's belligerent actions threaten our allies with nuclear capabilities, and the security of our own nation and that of our allies, why would we want to unilaterally disarm ourselves of nuclear capability? agelate, however, senator heg has expressed views in meetings with senate colleagues and i have been informed that they are glaringly at odds with long-held positions, but italy regarding israel, iran, and our nuclear -- particularly regarding israel, iran, and our nuclear arsenal. this willingness to walk back his positions, possibly for the sake of political expediency on input and issues, is deeply troubling, and sends a concerning message to our allies and adversaries alike. though i respect senator hagel, his record demonstrates that he would be a staunch advocate for the continuation o
that they were after some russian weapons that were advanced weapons that were heading to hezbollah and lebanon. what is your basic information? >> i think israel has legitimate security concerns that when there is the tumult you see and you already have seen syria could be part of assad's strategy to run things over the borders that, when you begin to see materials move, that could move from syria into lebanon and potentially into hezbollah's control, whether they're chemical or even well targeted rockets, various things, i think israel many consultation with the russians and the americans, had decide thad something was moving. you and i don't know what the content was. i was impressed with israel's willingness to consult with russians and the americans in this before they took their strike, so i believe that they have had a sense that something very nasty was being moved. >> is this a proxy against iran, and is this any kind of signal also since the weapons were possibly headed to hezbollah at least according to a lot of sources. is this also letting iran know, you know, that -- >> of course.
for hezbollah militants in lebanon. the syrian army says the air strike destroyed a military research center. hezbollah condemns the attack. the u.s. classifies hezbollah as a terrorist group. >>> police in alabama have been working through the night and now into the morning to free a 5-year-old boy from his alleged kidnapper. police say the child was taken from a school bus by a gunman who fatally shot the bus driver on tuesday. the shooter is a 63-year-old man who neighbors describe as a ticking time bomb with a strong distrust of the government. the boy has been held captive for about 30 hours. an update from authorities is expected sometime this morning. >>> loirawyers for the florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing trayvon martin want more time and money to prepare his case. george zimmerman claims he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin last february. his lawyers filed a motion to delay the case from june to november. they also put a request on line asking for public donations. lawyers say zimmerman is broke and needs about $30,000 a month for
moving advanced weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles to the islamist militant group hezbollah in lebanon. syriaa say tv's accusing israel of bombing a military research center northwest of the capital of damascus, but that has not been confirmed. for more on the implications of the israeli attack on syria, and joined by fox news national security analyst who has held security posts under presidents ford, nixon, and reagan. so this attack by israel on syria, is syria going to interpret it as an act of war. >> they have a civil war of their own, so they don't have much. lori: what about them? >> listen, why is israel doing this? is looking and syria and thinking, yaks, chemical weapons. we want to make sure whatever happens, especially that explodes, that those chemical weapons are now used against israel. the second thing or read about is surface-to-air missiles which is what was probably in the convoy attacked. why? because they know if their is a military operation against iran, let's say six months from now i year from now is well as a pre-emptive strike against the iranian
. surface-to-air missiles from syria to t hezbollah fighters in lebanon. world leaders have long feared that the chaos of the syrian civil war would lead to transfer of weapons to extremist groups. syria denied weapons and claimed that israeli jets attacked a military facility outside damascus. syria's ally iran said there would be repercussions for israel. russia called the strike unjustified attack. >> translator: this is a serious breach. this is unacceptable action against >> reporter: the white house has not publicly commented on the attack but the pentagon officials tell fox news the u.s. was given a heads up from israel. despite the saber rattling, so far, syria and the allies only issued threats. with the own civil war raging, it's not clear whether syria is if a position to respond with any real force. but launching an attack on israel could be used by assad to prop up his own crumbling regime. bret? >> bret: conor powell, thanks. iran says it's planning to speed up the effort to enrich uranium that could be used for nuclear bomb. they informeed the-up atom olympic agency it wi
the air strike destroyed a military resource cent center. hezbollah condemn it is attack and the u.s. classfies hezbollah as a terrorist group. >>> new this morning. the u.s. navy is planning to take apart a ship stranded on a coral reef. the u.s.s. guardian mine sweeper ran ground earlier this month in a marine park in the sea off the philippine coast. the ship was supposed to be lifted off of the reef but the navy now says that the ship is a complete loss and trying to move it would be too much damage or do too much damage to the coral reef. it is expected to take over a month to take that ship apart. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us now with a look at this windy day we have out there. >> it has been busy last couple of days. we had weird weather. remember on monday morning, we had icing and then tuesday and wednesday we had it in the 70s. now today we have overnight flooding from heavy rain. strong, gusty winds turning coder. feeling like january again. up and down we go. it is a roller coaster ride. we had some photos sent in by viewers of the flood thing morning.
was transferring them to hezbollah, and that would have taken away israel's freedom to operate in the skies of lebanon. reportedly another attack by israel yesterday against a weapons development plant northwest of damascus, which apparently was for a long time been on israel's attack list. it's where syria is believed to be developing non-conventional weapon. israel is ready for an attack, syria and hezbollah have been threatening in the past that they would attack if they were attacked by israeli war planes. iran also in the equation, but for the time being, calm in israel. martin fletcher, nbc news, tel aviv. >>> the chinese government says it had nothing to do with attacks on computers tess "new york times." the times claims that chinese hackers stole employees passwords. the newspaper newspaper says it was in retaliation for an investigative article on the chinese prime minister. security experts say hackers left behind a digital footprint. the sec sneak was similar to one used in the attack by the chinese on the u.s. military. the times says it has hired a company to prevent cyberatta
a look at the map there, just a reminder, lebanon is the home of hezbollah, a terrorist organization supported by iran. also supported by iran is the assad government of syria. now iran's deputy foreign minister is quoted saying today, israel's airstrike inside syria will have significant implications for tel aviv. no specifics of course. with us, michael singh, managing director of the washington institute for near east policy and former director of national security affairs. michael as we mentioned developments in the last 24, 48 hours. how do you see the scenario playing out? what are you watching for next? >> hi, jenna. israel hasn't confirmed doing anything. to the extent israel did something we're not exactly sure what it did. it appears israel destroyed some sophisticated weaponry going from syria to hezbollah and probably originated with iran. that is tends to be how the supply chain works. important to remember this sort of action by israel when it undertakes it is not unprecedented. it is intended to sort of prevent a bigger and bloodier conflict down the road by keeping so
to hezbollah in lebanon. sara sidener joins us as well as fran townsend from new york. we have reports from the united states and reports from syria. is this the same or separate attacks? >> reporter: that's the thing that needed to be sorted today. we have heard from a u.s. official indeed there was just one attack. they say israeli planes did fly over and ended up hitting an area. the question is -- what is the difference? was it a convoy that was hit that had pieces and parts of missiles or was it this research facility that syria says the israelis hit that was damaged? there is confusion over what was hit or perhaps if it was one and the same incident. what we know from senior intelligence officials who have now left the intelligence agencies here in israel and we have talked to a few of them is that this particular research facility has been a facility that they know has been part of a chain of facilities that syria runs that have been trying to create unconventional weaponry. we are talking chemical weapons. however we are told this particular facility didn't have chemical weapons in
entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hand on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that's important. early reports sort of were, were suggesting that perhaps israel was getting involved in the inner workings of the syrian war. that now we know is not necessarily the case. >> nobody wants to touch that. but in terms of getting too deeply involved. even the u.s. has been very kind of wary about how deeply they're going to get involved in this. the real issue, if assad loses control and those weapons he has get into the wrong hand that's when the situation turns much more grave, much more serious, potentially volatile and that could be the turning point that would draw the u.s. mo
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